Ready. Set. Host.

    MD Alumni: Signing up to be a host is simple but the reward is great. Read below to learn how you can ease the burden of current fourth-year medical students by becoming a host.

    “I think this is a novel way of giving back to the school. Many younger alumni may not feel they can give a lot of money, but they may be happy to help students stay with them and host a meal or talk with them about their own experience applying for residencies.” - Ikram Irfanullah MD ’19

Here's How It Works...

Alumni Hosts

  • First step: make an account.
  • As you create your account, indicate which services you will provide—such as housing, transportation to and from the airport and/or interview, and if you are open to connecting about questions regarding residency, specialty and/or the local medical community.
  • When a student requests you to host them, you will receive an email from the student with details of their travel schedule. At this point, you will either accept or decline the request.
  • Upon confirmation of a match, the student will contact you to finalize plans for the visit. Please note: your contact information will remain confidential until you approve a student request. Additionally, when creating your account, you can specify how many student requests you are willing to consider at one time.
  • The Alumni Relations staff members are ready to assist you—just click on the “Contact Us” option at the top of the page. Thank you for giving back to our students in this important way!

Student Participants

  • First step: make an account.
  • Next, search the online database for potential alumni hosts. Once you find a match, you will contact them through the HOST Program, sharing the details of your travel dates and requested services—such as housing, transportation to and from the airport and/or interview, and if you would like to connect about questions regarding residency, specialty and/or the local medical community.
  • Once the alumni host confirms your request, you will receive their contact information so the two of you can connect and finalize your visit. Throughout this process, you will receive email prompts to help guide you through the next steps.
  • The Alumni Relations staff members are ready to assist you—just click on the “Contact Us” option at the top of the page. Best wishes for a productive and successful interview season!